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Switch Ships 107.65 Million Units as of March 2022, Pokemon Legends: Arceus Sells 12.64 Million

Switch Ships 107.65 Million Units as of March 2022, Pokemon Legends: Arceus Sells 12.64 Million - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 May 2022 / 3,045 Views

Nintendo has released its latest hardware and software figures for the Nintendo Switch through March 31, 2022. Shipments figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 107.65 million units, while 822.18 million Switch games have been shipped lifetime.

For the quarter ending March 31, 2022, Nintendo shipped 4.11 million Switch units and 55.77 million Switch games.

For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, Nintendo shipped 23.06 million Switch units and 235.07 million games. The Switch hardware breaks down to 8.76 million units shipped in the Americas, 6.02 million units in Europe, 5.19 million in Japan, and 3.09 million in the rest of the world.

Breaking down the 107.65 million lifetime shipped figure for the Switch, it has shipped 42.03 million units in the Americas, 27.60 million in Europe, 25.23 million in Japan, and 12.79 million in the rest of the world.

The regular Nintendo switch model accounts for 83.45 million units of the 107.65 million Switch consoles shipped worldwide. The Switch Lite accounts for 18.40 million units and the Switch OLED accounts for 5.80 million units.

Nintendo has set its forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 at 21.0 million units for the Nintendo Switch and 210 million games. If Nintendo hits its forecast the Switch will ship 128.65 million units in March 2023 and 1.03 billion games.

Nintendo for the fiscal year reported net sales were down 3.6 percent to ¥1,695.34 billion ($13.00 billion) and an operating profit down 7.5 percent to ¥592.76 billion ($4.55 billion).

Switch Shipments Reach 92.87 Million Units as of September 30

Here are the top 10 best-selling Switch first-party titles:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 45.33 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 38.64 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 28.17 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 26.55 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 24.27 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 23.5 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 17.78 million
  8. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Pokemon Shining Pearl – 14.65 million
  9. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 14.53 million
  10. Ring Fit Adventure – 14.09 million
Nintendo also shared the sales figures of more games:
  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 13.31 million
  2. Splatoon 2 – 13.30 million
  3. Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 12.64 million - New
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 11.43 million
  5. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 9.43 million
  6. Mario Party Superstars – 6.88 million
  7. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4.22 million
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 3.91 million
  9. Metroid Dread – 2.90 million
  10. Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 2.65 million - New
  11. New Pokemon Snap – 2.40 million
  12. Mario Golf: Super Rush – 2.35 million
  13. Miitopia – 1.68 million
  14. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain – 1.59 million
  15. WarioWare: Get It Together! – 1.27 million
  16. Game Builder Garage – 1.06 million

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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17 Comments
tsogud (on 10 May 2022)

I still don't get why they haven't released Super Mario Party dlc with those sales numbers

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trunkswd tsogud (on 10 May 2022)

It took them 5 years to release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC and that is the best-selling game on the Switch.

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Kakadu18 tsogud (on 10 May 2022)

With a new Mario Party out Super Mario Party won't ever get any DLC.
Why hasn't Super Mario Odyssey gotten any DLC?

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tsogud Kakadu18 (on 10 May 2022)

SMO did get dlc iirc, wasn't that much tho

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Kakadu18 tsogud (on 10 May 2022)

Not paid though. Just that baloon game.

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Amnesia (on 11 May 2022)

Mario Maker 2 not at 10 Millions+ ?

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Kakadu18 Amnesia (on 11 May 2022)

It's below 8.15mil, since it didn't manage to sell 1mil in the last fiscal year and was at 7.15mil at the end of March 2021.

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Mar1217 (on 10 May 2022)

A bit disappointed that Metroid did not achieved the 3M milestone yet. But it's still the best selling title in the series ... And a 2nd Metroid at that.
Anywoo, Kirby had a great 2 week window so far and it shown to have good legs all over the world even Europe so we'll see if it can reach 4M-5M before the end of the calendar year

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gtotheunit91 Mar1217 (on 10 May 2022)

It may very well have passed 3M in sales by now as that figure was by March 31st.

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INCITATUSBR (on 10 May 2022)

awesome numbers for the NSW!

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bartkuz (on 13 May 2022)

And my favorites Astral Chain & Fire Emblem: Three Houses are not on the list :(

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Kakadu18 (on 10 May 2022)

Skyward Sword's sales are disheartening. Same for WarioWare.
But most other games sold really well.

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gerudoboy Kakadu18 (on 10 May 2022)

It has already outsould the Wii version in less than a year, which is a success imho (considering it is probably the less beloved main Zelda iteration).

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Kakadu18 gerudoboy (on 10 May 2022)

Yes I know, but after it's great launch it lost all momentum sadly.

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gtotheunit91 Kakadu18 (on 10 May 2022)

That is surprising that it won't even catch Link's Awakening. You'd think with the popularity of Breath of the Wild that a 3D Zelda would sell like hotcakes. Not BotW numbers, but I was thinking at least 8 million for SS HD. I know it wasn't the best Zelda game, but it was by no means bad, even with the less than desirable button control layout.

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Link’s Awakening was a full remake. SS was a simple remaster of a game that wasn’t popular to begin with. It was a lot more playable with the Pro Controller, and the 60FPS was nice. That it outsold the Wii version was an accomplishment on its own.

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Agente42 Kakadu18 (on 10 May 2022)

SS it´s a low point to Zelda series

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